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  1. Archie's Mum

    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    William and Lillian worked for Samson Rogers in Illinois, William was a general servant and she a domestic (if I remember correctly). Check the census after their arrival in USA.
     
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    I have now found the 1910 emigration detail and he was a farmer.
     
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    He may have stated he was a farmer when he emigrated but on the 1910 census he is a servant, doing general work for Samson Rogers, a merchant. Lillian is a maid.
     
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    I sometimes wonder if the occupation on emigration documents is what the person wants to be, rather than what they have been. It happened that way to a couple of mine...
     
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    I think they had to put something......it all depended on what occupations were required to be filled. It gave them a better chance of getting on a ship.
     
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    The 1901 census has his father occupation as gardener's labourer and brother Edward as a horseman on farm.Maybe he was a worker on a farm.
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Quite possibly their proposed occupation was suggested by their country of intent advertising for those particular talents in migrating people.
     
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    I think, as it ends in ‘d’ it’s supposed to be Helford.
     
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    You might find the Cornwall Connicotts and the Somerset Connicotts are related. There is a Francis Sydney or Sydney Francis Connicott emigrating to Cook Illinois (where William and Lillian are living)in 1904. His father is Edwin Connicott from Somerset.
     
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    :oops: That should be Cannicott
     

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